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Special edition: botanicals

GNC/AHPA raw materials program nears final review

By Hank Schultz

The botanical ingredients raw material GMP program started by GNC and managed by the American Herbal Products Association will be ready for final review in October, said an AHPA official.

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Special Edition: Botanicals

Turmeric leads the charge as herbal sales continue to bloom

By Stephen Daniells

With 118% growth in the mass channel and 32% growth in the natural channel, turmeric/curcumin was the stand-out ingredient in 2015, with overall sales for the ingredient exceeding $50 million in mass & natural channels.

What’s going on with the NY AG 7?

Special Edition: Botanicals

What’s going on with the NY AG 7?

By Stephen Daniells

The initial investigation launched by NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman focused on seven herbs - Echinacea, garlic, Ginkgo biloba, ginseng, Saw Palmetto, St John’s wort and Valerian. We review the data to see what’s happened to these ingredients. 

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Lohmann brings distribution back in house

By Hank Schultz

German ferric ingredients and specialty chemicals supplier Dr Paul Lohmann GmbH KG has announced a new supply arrangement for North America that brings brand representation back in house.

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Better by-product use could increase EPA-DHA supply by 25%

Mapping the future supply of fish oil

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Researchers from the University of Stirling have used FAO data to map the future use of fishery by-products in the production of marine ingredients like omega-3. They found an overall increasing trend in the amount of fishmeal and fish oil being obtained...

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

DNA barcoding is still a science project: BI Chief

By Stephen Daniells

The dietary supplements industry has done a great job coming together to address raw material supply in the wake of the New York Attorney General’s action, says George Pontiakos, CEO of BI Nutraceuticals.

Herbalife now free to pursue in-house manufacturing goal

Herbalife now free to pursue in-house manufacturing goal

By Hank Schultz

Nutrition giant Herbalife followed a winding road to the payment of a $200 million fine and an FTC-mandated restructuring.  The network marketing company, with more than $4.5 billion revenue in 2015, can now move forward on its mission of business expansion...

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